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Doctor of Nursing Practice

A Doctor of Nursing Practice from Jacksonville University will enable you to make a meaningful difference in the quality of healthcare delivery and outcomes at the highest levels of your profession. Our accomplished faculty will prepare you for leadership roles across the healthcare spectrum — from interdisciplinary coordination and application of the latest research, to the advancement of ethics, diversity and public policy. JU doctoral program graduates are highly recruited for leadership positions throughout the region.

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Scholarships or financial aid are available to qualifying students.


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The JU School of Nursing doctoral program offers a post-Master’s DNP as well as a BSN to DNP for candidates interested in pursuing nurse practitioner certification.

Post-Master of Science in Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice — Designed to accommodate the schedules and individual interests of practicing RNs, advanced practice nurses, nurse administrators, and educators. The program features two tracks:

  • Advanced Practice Track, designed for Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners, such as nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, certified registered nurse anesthetists and clinical nurse specialists.
  • Leadership Track, focused on executive-level skills and is suited for RNs and ARNPs working within health care systems in areas such as education and administration.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice — Offered in two cognates with fall semester enrollment for RNs with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree.

  • BSN to DNP/Family Nurse Practitioner Cognate, designed for RNs seeking careers in advanced practice specialties, with a clinical focus on individuals and populations. Students will complete FNP license requirements at the completion of their degree
  • BSN to DNP/Leadership Cognate, designed for RNs who wish to pursue leadership roles within nursing systems and organizations. The Leadership program is offered in either educational or executive leadership tracks.

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Financial Aid

Jacksonville University is ranked in the top 10% among Florida colleges offering the highest lifetime return on investment.

An advanced degree is one of the best investments you can make for your career, and Jacksonville University wants to be the key to your future success. To help you achieve your educational goals, the Financial Aid Office is committed to working with you to find and secure an aid package to pay for your post-graduate education.  As a graduate or professional degree candidate, you may be eligible to receive aid from several federal student aid programs.

About Jacksonville University

About Jacksonville University

Named an “America’s Best College” in the south for more than 10 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report, Jacksonville University is a premier private institution in northeast Florida.

Founded in 1934, JU offers more than 70 majors and programs, including more than 20 advanced degree and certificate programs. The foundation of our programs is the University’s nationally recognized faculty. A number of our faculty have been honored by organizations such as the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, the Pew National Fellowship Program, the Fulbright Scholarship Program, and the American Council on Education.

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The School of Nursing holds accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for all degree programs

The Master of Science program in Speech Language Pathology is a Candidate for Accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language

The Master of Science program in Mental Health Counseling is seeking CACREP accreditation

The School of Orthodontics Advanced Specialty Education Program in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthodontics is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

All programs except the Master of Science in Kinesiological Sciences are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The MS Kinesiological Sciences program is pending approval by SACSCOC.

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